Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1969
 

Yuna Gintsburg
(Chaim Yona, Samuel)
 

 

G. was from Kiev Gubernia. [According to Misha Nakhamkus], Ukraine. He immigrated to America, where he became a member in the local dramatic society, had a very beautiful voice and began to act with troupes in the communities of New York. Thereof he wasn't able to draw enough of an income, and he opened together with his brother a restaurant, but he soon again returned to the stage.

In 1897 G. acted in Philadelphia, in 1902-3 under the direction of Finkel with Adler in New York. g. was the first actor who came from America in Poland and there collaborated in Lateiner's operettas, in which he had a great success in lover roles, as also in Gordin's "Meturef", which he had brought to Europe.

G. was an auto-didact and had excelled with his fine character. He was married to a sister of actor Tantsman, and he passed away in New York as a result of a gallstone operation.
 

M. E. from  Sholem Perlmutter, Moshe Simonoff, Misha Nakhamkus and Herman Fidler.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 482.
 

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